The Spirit of Urbanism: Faith & Urban Life, 2019 — Readings
January 17 — The City in the Christian Imagination
S o U_ Session 2 (Slides)
January 24 — The City in the Urban Disciplines
January 31 — The Good City
February 7 — The Spiritual City
Sidewalk Labs_ Google’s Guinea-Pig City in Toronto – The Atlantic
Or, link directly to the article here.
February 14 — Race and Place
February 28 — Gentrification and Displacement
March 7 — Unsettling and Placemaking
Blight & King, “Naming is a good start“
March 14 — Walking
March 21 — Commoning
This course begins with a phenomenological and theological exploration of the theme of hospitality. The results of this analysis are then be brought to bear on the concrete and local reality of gentrification. The course concludes by seeking to develop a set of (spiritual) practices of hospitality.
A portion of the course will take the form of a public lecture series, co-sponsored by the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust. Not only will this allow the class to extend a kind of hospitality to the local community, but it will also allow us to learn from a number of people with specialized knowledge of urban life and gentrification.
Previous years’ courses are listed here:
Taste and See: A Theology of Food — Offered in the fall of 2015.
Audio recordings of past public lectures can be streamed or downloaded here.